Malcolm at the Green Party Campaign launch for the 2008 general election
|Born||15 March 1965|
Ashburton, New Zealand
|Relatives||Roger Sutton (brother-in-law)|
Robyn Jane Malcolm MNZM (born 15 March 1965) is a New Zealand actress, who first gained recognition for her role as nurse Ellen Crozier on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street .
Ellen Rosemary Crozier is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street, who was portrayed by Robyn Malcolm for nearly 6 years in the mid to late nineties.
New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.
Shortland Street is a New Zealand prime-time soap opera centering on the fictitious Shortland Street Hospital, first broadcast on TVNZ 2 on 25 May 1992. It is the country's longest-running drama and soap opera, being broadcast continuously for over 6,000 episodes and over 27 years, and is one of the most watched television programmes in New Zealand.
She is best known for six seasons of playing Cheryl West, matriarch to a sometimes criminal working-class family in the television series Outrageous Fortune , Kirsty Corella in the Australian television series Rake , Julie Wheeler in Upper Middle Bogan and Marina Baxter in The Code .
Outrageous Fortune is a New Zealand family comedy crime drama television series, which ran from 12 July 2005 to 9 November 2010 on TV3. The series followed the lives of the career criminal West family after the matriarch, Cheryl, decided the family should go straight and abide by the law. The show was created by James Griffin and Rachel Lang and produced by South Pacific Pictures.
Rake is an Australian television program, produced by Essential Media and Entertainment, that first aired on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's ABC1 in 2010. The fourth series began on ABC TV on 19 May 2016. It stars Richard Roxburgh as rake Cleaver Greene, a brilliant but self-destructive Sydney barrister, defending a usually guilty client. The show airs in the United States on DirecTV's Audience Network and is available on Netflix in the UK, Ireland, Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Czech Republic and Poland. A fifth and final series went into production in October 2017 and premiered on 19 August 2018.
Upper Middle Bogan is an Australian television comedy program created by Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope. It began screening on ABC on 15 August 2013. The series is directed by Hope and Tony Martin. Upper Middle Bogan was renewed for a second series of eight episodes, which began airing from 16 October 2014. Series 3 of the show aired in 2016.
Malcolm was born in Canterbury, New Zealand. She attended Ashburton College,and graduated from Toi Whakaari (New Zealand Drama School) in 1987. She won an International Actors Fellowship at the Globe Theatre in London for 2003.
Ashburton College is a state coeducational secondary school located in Ashburton, New Zealand. It opened in 1965 following the merger of two Ashburton secondary schools: Ashburton High School and Hakatere College, and moved to its current site in 1974. Serving Years 9 to 13, Ashburton College has a roll of 1214 students as of March 2019.
Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School is New Zealand's foremost national drama school. It is located in Wellington, New Zealand, at a purpose built facility: Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre. Toi Whakaari offers training in acting, costume construction, performing arts management - and design for stage and screen. Toi Whakaari caters to around 130 students annually, who study for up to three years.
The Globe Theatre was a theatre in London associated with William Shakespeare. It was built in 1599 by Shakespeare's playing company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, on land owned by Thomas Brend and inherited by his son, Nicholas Brend and grandson Sir Matthew Brend, and was destroyed by fire on 29 June 1613. A second Globe Theatre was built on the same site by June 1614 and closed by an Ordinance issued on 6 September 1642.
Malcolm's first long-running television role was nurse Ellen Crozier in soap opera Shortland Street . She appeared on the show for five years and was nominated for Best Actress at the 1998 TV Guide Television Awards. She was nominated again for her lead role in television feature, Clare, based on the cervical cancer experiment at Auckland's National Women's Hospital which resulted in the Cartwright Inquiry.
The Cartwright Inquiry was a Commission of Inquiry held in New Zealand from 1987 – 1988. It was commissioned by the then Minister of Health, Michael Bassett to investigate the alleged malpractice of Associate Professor Herbert Green, a gynaecology and obstetrics specialist. The inquiry was headed by then District Court Judge Silvia Cartwright, later High Court Justice, Dame, and Governor-General of New Zealand.
In 1999, Malcolm was one of the founding members of the New Zealand Actors' Company along with Tim Balme, Katie Wolfe and Simon Bennett. The company produced and toured a number of successful stage productions throughout New Zealand.
Timothy Guy Balme is an actor and screenwriter from New Zealand. He's most well known for his roles on the long-running soap opera Shortland Street and Mercy Peak, as well as lead roles in the cult favourites Braindead and Jack Brown Genius. He most recently was a writer and actor on the television series The Almighty Johnsons.
Katie Wolfe is an actress and director from New Zealand.
In 2005, Malcolm took on the role of Cheryl West, matriarch of the West family, in Outrageous Fortune . Mixing comedy and drama, the show became one of the highest rating and awarded in New Zealand history. Malcolm won NZ television awards for the role including the Qantas TV Awards for Best Actress in 2005 and 2008, TV Guide Best Actress in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and Air NZ Screen Awards Best Actress in 2007
Cheryl L. West is an American playwright.
Malcolm won the Woman's Day Readers' Choice Award for Favourite New Zealand Female Personality in 2005, and New Zealand's sexiest woman at the 2007 TV Guide Best on the Box awards.
Malcolm co-starred in 2010 feature film The Hopes and Dreams of Gazza Snell, playing mother to a family obsessed with go-karting and motorsports. She has also had small roles in movies Absent Without Leave directed by John Laing, The Last Tattoo directed by John Reid, Gaylene Preston's Perfect Strangers, and Christine Jeffs' Sylvia. She had a minor role as Morwen in the second film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
In the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours, Malcolm was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to television and theatre.
|Absent Without Leave||1992||Betty|
|The Last Tattoo||1994||Working girl|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers||2002||Morwen|
|Sylvia||2003||1st woman at Ted Hughes' lecture|
|The Lovely Bones||2009||Foreman's wife||uncredited|
|The Hopes & Dreams of Gazza Snell||2010||Gail Snell|
|Burning Man||2011||Kathryn Dent|
|Dream Baby||2015||Marianne||Short film|
|Goodness Grows Here||2017||Trish||Short film|
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|Shark in the Park||1989||Janice||Guest role (1 episode)|
|Shark in the Park||1990–91||Janet Finn||Guest role (2 episodes)|
|Joyful & Triumphant||1993||Raewyn||Television film|
|Shortland Street||1994–99||Ellen Crozier||Main role (60 episodes)|
|The Tribe||1999||Ma'am||Guest role (1 episode)|
|Clare||2000||Clare Matheson||Television film|
|Op' Stars||2000||Narrator||Television documentary|
|Atlantis High||2001||Violet Profusion||Guest role (1 episode)|
|Mercy Peak||2003||Liz||Guest role (2 episodes)|
|Intrepid Journeys||2003||Herself||1 episode|
|Serial Killers||2004||Pauline||Lead role (7 episodes)|
|Outrageous Fortune||2005–10||Cheryl West||Lead role (107 episodes)|
|Big Night In||2009||Herself||Television special|
|The Jaquie Brown Diaries||2009||Herself||Guest (1 episode)|
|Rake||2010–14||Kirsty Corella||Recurring role (11 episodes)|
|Top of the Lake||2013||Anita||Series regular (series 1; 7 episodes)|
|Agent Anna||2013–14||Anna Kingston||Lead role (16 episodes); also executive producer|
|Upper Middle Bogan||2013–present||Julie Wheeler||Main role (24 episodes)|
|Charlotte: A Life Without Limbs||2014||Presenter||Television documentary|
|The Brokenwood Mysteries||2015||Ruth Phelps||Guest role (1 episode)|
|The Principal||2015||Sonya||Guest role (1 episode)|
|Wanted||2016–18||Donna Walsh||Guest role (6 episodes)|
|The Code||2016||Marina Baxter||Main role (series 2; 6 episodes)|
|Wake in Fright||2017||Ursula Hynes||miniseries|
|Harrow||2018||Maxine Pavich||Main role (10 episodes)|
|The Outpost||2018||Elinor||Main role|
|Denotes television series that have not yet been aired|
|1988||The Threepenny Opera||Lucy Brown||Downstage Theatre|
|1988||The Rivers of China||Various||Downstage Theatre|
|1988||Les Liaisons dangereuses||Cecile de Valonges||Downstage Theatre|
|1988||Jones & Jones||Ida Baker||Downstage Theatre|
|1989||Twelfth Night||Viola||BATS Theatre|
|1989||The Horse of Bernada Alba||Martirio||Downstage Theatre|
|1989||Aunt Daisy||Various||Downstage Theatre|
|1990||Sweet Nothings||Various||NZ Tour|
|1990||Serious Money||Mary Lou Baines / Various||Downstage Theatre|
|1990||Macbeth||Ross / Hecate||Downstage Theatre|
|1990||End of the Golden Weather||Various||Downstage Theatre|
|1990||Conquest of the South Pole||La Braukman||BATS Theatre|
|1991||Via Satellite||Chrissy||Circa Theatre|
|1991||The Importance of Being Earnest||Cecily Cardew||Downstage Theatre|
|1991||Songs for Uncle Scrim||Various||Circa Theatre|
|1991||A Pack of Girls||Raewyn||Downstage Theatre|
|1993||Two Weeks with the Queen||Various||Circa Theatre|
|1993||Lettice & Lovage||Miss Farmer||Circa Theatre|
|1999||Much Ado About Nothing||Beatrice||Downstage Theatre|
|2000||Cat on a Hot Tin Roof||Maggie the Cat||Downstage Theatre|
|2000||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Titania||NZ Actors Company|
|2001||A Way of Life||Jenny||NZ Actors Company|
|2001||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Titania||NZ Actors Company|
|2002||Middle-Age Spread||Judy||Auckland Theatre Company|
|2002||Queen Leah||Kent / Caius||NZ Actors Company|
|2005||The Duchess of Malfi||Cariolla||Auckland Theatre Company|
|2007||The Cut||Susan||Silo Theatre|
|2010||Happy Days||Winnie||Silo Theatre|
|2014||The Good Person of Szechwan||Shen Teh||Auckland Theatre Company|
Malcolm has two sons.Her sister is married to Roger Sutton, the former CEO of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.
Malcolm voiced Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand advertisements for the New Zealand general election, 2008.
Malcolm has helped spearhead an actors' union campaign to negotiate standard contracts for actors in The Hobbit films. The producers refused, saying that collective bargaining would be considered price-fixing and therefore illegal under New Zealand law. The situation escalated into international calls for an actors' boycott of the films, but the boycott was called off. Several days later, the producers said they were considering moving the films to another country as they could not be guaranteed stability in New Zealand.In response, the ruling National Party made several controversial changes to New Zealand's employment laws, and passed legislation explicitly controlling people working on the Hobbit movies.
Sarah McLeod is a New Zealand film and television actress. Her most notable role was in the Peter Jackson films The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King as Rosie Cotton, a female hobbit who marries Samwise Gamgee. Her daughter Maisy played Rosie and Sam's baby. McLeod also co-starred in the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street as Cindy Watson from 2008 to 2009.
Anna Jullienne Kermode is a New Zealand actress, best known for her role as Nurse Maia Jeffries in the television series Shortland Street.
Rena Owen is a New Zealand actress in theatre, television and film. Owen is best known for her leading role as Beth Heke in Lee Tamahori's Once Were Warriors and as Taun We in George Lucas's Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.
Katrina Devine is a New Zealand actress.
Benjamin Mitchell, is a New Zealand actor best known for his role as Dr. TK Samuels in the soap opera Shortland Street.
Stephanie Tauevihi is a New Zealand songwriter, singer and actress, known for her work as the fictional character, Donna Heka, in the New Zealand television series Shortland Street. She also played a Real estate Agent in one episode of short-lived NZ program Rude Awakenings. She has provided songs and vocals for New Zealand band Strawpeople
Joseph James "Joey" Henderson is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street who was portrayed by Johnny Barker from mid 2007 to early 2008.
Antony Starr is a New Zealand television actor best known for his dual role as twins Jethro and Van West in New Zealand's hit comedy/drama Outrageous Fortune and Billy Newwood in Without a Paddle. He starred in the television series Banshee, which ended in 2016; and American Gothic on CBS.
Toni Potter is a New Zealand actress, best known for her role on the New Zealand medical drama, Shortland Street.
Carla Leach is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street, who was portrayed by Elisabeth Easther from early 1995 to mid 1996. The character debuted as the sister of established character Ellen Crozier and gained notoriety as the show's first ever on screen murderer.
Miranda Catherine Millais Harcourt is a New Zealand actress and acting coach. She is the daughter of actress Dame Kate Harcourt.
Te Rangitahi "Rangi" Heremaia is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street who was portrayed by Blair Strang from 1995 to 2001.
Dr. Grace Kwan is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street, portrayed by Lynette Forday from 1994 to 1997. Forday reprised the role 16 years later in 2013.
Minnie Crozier is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street, who was portrayed by Katrina Devine from her first appearance in 1994 as part of the Crozier family unit until 2001 when the character was axed as part of a large cast overhaul.
Dr. David Kearney is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street, who was portrayed by Peter Elliott from early 1996 to late 1999.
Oscar Henry is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street played by Christopher Brown from 1998 to 1999.
Teuila Blakely is a New Zealand-Samoan actress, best known for her roles in Shortland Street, Sione's Wedding, Sione's 2: Unfinished Business, and Filthy Rich.